NATO Leader Warns of “Civil Unrest” in Europe

Inter-imperialist rivalry between the Western powers and Russia provokes massive crisis

By Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 9 September 2022, www.thecommunists.net

 

Jens Stoltenberg, the long-time secretary-general of NATO – the main military alliance of the Western powers – has published a dramatic appeal in the “Financial Times”. His leading role within Western imperialism as well as the role of this publication as one of the most prestigious bourgeois papers in the Anglo-Saxon world give importance to Stoltenbergs’ article. [1]

Basically, the article is an appeal to the public for continuing the Wests’ war of sanctions against Russia and to prepare for massive social and political crisis in Europe. Amidst growing opposition against the sanctions policy – both among popular masses as well as among the ruling class – Stoltenberg urges to “stay the course” because soon, he promises, the Western powers will bring Russia to its knees. “The massive sanctions Nato allies imposed, together with the EU, are also having an impact on the Russian economy. They will only bite harder as time goes on.

Unsurprisingly, in order to justify the Western war of sanctions, the high-profile author (rightly) denounces Putin’s barbaric invasion of the Ukraine and (wrongly) claims that NATO would intervene for the sake of the Ukrainian people.

However, even this cold warrior is forced to admit that “we will pay a price”. Translated into plain language, this means that the popular masses – certainly not the rich and super-rich! – will have “to pay a price” in terms of dramatic rise of energy and food prices, freeze in winter and mass unemployment.

The war in Ukraine is entering a critical phase. Winter is coming and it will be hard. Hard for the Ukrainian people and armed forces who are fighting for their freedom, and hard for those of us who support them. Our unity and solidarity will be seriously tested, as families and businesses feel the crunch of soaring energy prices and costs of living caused by Russia’s brutal invasion. We face a difficult six months, with the threat of energy cuts, disruptions and perhaps even civil unrest. But we must stay the course and stand up to tyranny — for Ukraine’s sake and for ours.”

The most interesting aspect of this article is the public warning of the danger of “civil unrest” – not only in the Global South but also in Western Europe. This is particularly remarkable since Western Europe has not seen any (pre-)revolutionary crisis since the period of 1968-76, i.e. more than half a century ago. However, this could change in the next few months since we are in the midst of a Great Depression which social consequences are dramatically accelerated due to the political events in the recent past (Lockdown policy under the pretext of the pandemic, global trade war between the U.S. and China, Ukraine War and sanctions policy). [2]

We did already see a wave of mass strikes in Britain and other countries. [3] Mass protests did also take place in other countries. Last weekend 70,000 people demonstrated in Prague which is remarkable both because of the relatively small size of the Czech population as well as because of the low level of class struggle in this country in the past years. Several European governments did already collapse in the last few months (e.g. Italy, UK, Bulgaria) or are facing deep crisis (Spain, Germany, Austria, Slovakia). And France’s President Macron lost his absolute majority in the recent parliamentary election with a massive rise of the left-wing reformist alliance led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

 

Prepare for popular uprisings

 

The task of socialists in Europe and globally is to politically prepare the working class and its vanguard for the looming (pre-)revolutionary crisis. This means that socialists have to intervene in the mass struggles armed with a program in defence of our living conditions. Such minimum demands should be combined with slogans calling for the expropriation of energy corporations (and other key sectors of the economy) without compensation and under workers control.

Socialists have to explain that such a struggle must not be left in the hands of the trade union or reformist party bureaucrats. It is important that the workers and oppressed organize themselves in committees of actions so that they can wage the struggle for their interests under their own control.

It is equally urgent that socialists emphasise that such a struggle has not only an economic but also a political character. The comprehensive character of the social crisis as well as the corresponding demands, the political nature of the global events with which this crisis is related – the Ukraine War and the Global Power rivalry – all this makes it indispensable that socialists combine the economic struggle with a clear political perspective.

This means, as the RCIT has elaborated in its documents, to take a clear stance in defence of the Ukraine and for the defeat of Putin’s invasion. At the same time, socialists must oppose not only Russian but also Western imperialism. [4] This means, among others, that socialists must not lend any support to Western sanctions (or such of any other Great Power). [5]

Furthermore, the RCIT alerts the workers vanguard that the explosive social and political crisis will, in one form or another, pose the question of power in the coming months. Socialists must neither provide a reformist answer to this crisis (like calling for new elections or a “left-wing”, i.e. reformist, government), nor must they ignore this question.

It is the task of socialists to provide a revolutionary solution, this means, that they need to call for the organisation and preparation of a popular uprising in order to overthrow the ruling class and to impose a workers government based on popular councils and militias. This is the only way to smash the capitalist kraken and to secure a life without poverty and freezing, this is the only way to support the popular war of the Ukrainian people against Russian imperialism and to encourage the Russian workers and youth to bring down the Putin regime!

The RCIT calls revolutionaries all over the world to join forces in the struggle against capitalist crisis and imperialist wars!

 



[1] Jens Stoltenberg: Nato will pay a price but we must stay the course on Ukraine. We should continue to stand up to Russian aggression against Ukraine and energy blackmail against us all, Financial Times, 2022-09-07, https://www.ft.com/content/d5bbd979-ae7e-4125-abcb-16368be3dcaf. All quotes are from this source if not indicated otherwise.

[2] The RCIT has analysed the crisis of the capitalist world economy in much detail. The latest documents are compiled on a special sub-page on our website: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/collection-of-articles-on-great-depression/. See e.g. See e.g. Michael Pröbsting: World Economy: It’s Official – the Recession has Begun, 30 July 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/world-economy-it-s-official-the-recession-has-begun/; by the same author: World Economy: The Second Slump Has Begun, 28 November 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/world-economy-the-second-slump-has-begun/; World Economy: Heading towards a Second Slump? 2 October 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/world-economy-heading-towards-a-second-slump/; see Chapter I and II in RCIT: World Perspectives 2021-22: Entering a Pre-Revolutionary Global Situation, 22 August 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/world-perspectives-2021-22/; see Chapter I and II in Michael Pröbsting: The COVID-19 Global Counterrevolution: What It Is and How to Fight It. A Marxist analysis and strategy for the revolutionary struggle, RCIT Books, April 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/the-covid-19-global-counterrevolution/; by the same author: Another Great Recession of the Capitalist World Economy Has Begun. The economic crisis is an important factor in the current dramatic shift in the world situation, 19 October 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/another-great-recession-of-the-capitalist-world-economy-hasbegun/.

[3] Here is our latest article on the strikes in Britain: Laurence Humphries: Britain: Rail Unions Announce Further Strike Action, 22 July 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/europe/britain-rail-unions-announce-further-strike-action/

[4] We refer readers to a special page on our website where more than 100 RCIT documents on the Ukraine War and the current NATO-Russia conflict are compiled: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/compilation-of-documents-on-nato-russia-conflict/. In particular we refer to the RCIT Manifesto: Ukraine War: A Turning Point of World Historic Significance. Socialists must combine the revolutionary defense of the Ukraine against Putin’s invasion with the internationalist struggle against Russian as well as NATO and EU imperialism, 1 March 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/manifesto-ukraine-war-a-turning-point-of-world-historic-significance/

[5] For our critique of supporting imperialist sanctions see e.g. Michael Pröbsting: Ukraine War: Revolutionary Defensism and Non-Revolutionary Defensism. A comradely critique of LIT-CI which falsely combines its defence of the Ukraine with support for Western imperialist sanctions against Russia, 15 July 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/ukraine-war-revolutionary-defensism-and-non-revolutionary-defensism/; Ukraine War: Supporting Western Sanctions Is Impermissible for Socialists! Support for the Ukrainian resistance must be combined with consistent anti-imperialism (a comradely critique of LIT-CI), 1 June 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/ukraine-war-supporting-western-sanctions-is-impermissible-for-socialists/; by the same author: Can Socialists Support Imperialist Sanctions? The “Fourth International” in the tradition of Pablo and Mandel supports Western sanctions against Russia, 4 March 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/can-socialists-support-imperialist-sanctions/; Why Socialists Should Not Support Imperialist Sanctions or the United Nations. A comradely critique of a joint statement of Russian and Ukrainian socialists, 17 April 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/europe/why-socialists-should-not-support-imperialist-sanctions-or-un/

Líder de la OTAN advierte sobre probables rebeliones en Europa

La rivalidad interimperialista -entre las potencias occidentales y Rusia- provoca una crisis masiva

Por Michael Pröbsting, Secretario Internacional de la Corriente Comunista Revolucionaria Internacional (CCRI), 9 de septiembre de 2022, www.thecommunists.net

 

Jens Stoltenberg, quien fue durante mucho tiempo secretario general de la OTAN -la principal alianza militar de las potencias occidentales-, acaba de publicar un llamamiento dramático en el “Financial Times”. Su protagonismo dentro del imperialismo occidental, así como el papel de esta publicación, como uno de los periódicos burgueses más prestigiosos del mundo anglosajón, dan importancia al artículo de Stoltenberg. [1]

Básicamente, el artículo es un llamado a continuar la guerra de sanciones de Occidente contra Rusia y prepararse para una crisis social y política masiva en Europa. En medio de una creciente oposición a la política de sanciones, tanto entre las masas populares como entre la clase dominante, Stoltenberg insta a “mantener el rumbo”, porque, pronto, dice que las potencias occidentales pondrán a Rusia de rodillas. Las sanciones masivas impuestas por los aliados de la OTAN, junto con la UE, también están teniendo un impacto en la economía rusa. Solo morderán más fuerte a medida que pase el tiempo.

Como era de esperar, para justificar la guerra occidental de sanciones, este autor de alto perfil, denuncia (con razón) la bárbara invasión de Ucrania por parte de Putin y (erróneamente) afirma que la OTAN estaría interviniendo por el bien del pueblo ucraniano. Sin embargo, este guerrero frío se ve obligado a admitir que “pagaremos un precio”, que, traducido al lenguaje sencillo, significa que las masas populares, ¡ciertamente no los ricos y súper ricos! lo pagarán, en términos de un aumento dramático de los precios de la energía y los alimentos y desempleo masivo, en el invierno helado que se aproxima.

La guerra en Ucrania está entrando en una fase crítica. Se acerca el invierno y será duro. Duro para el pueblo y las fuerzas armadas ucranianas que luchan por su libertad, y duro para quienes los apoyamos. Nuestra unidad y solidaridad se pondrán a prueba seriamente, a medida que las familias y las empresas sientan la crisis de los precios de la energía y el costo de vida altísimos causados por la brutal invasión de Rusia. Nos enfrentamos a seis meses difíciles, con la amenaza de cortes de energía, interrupciones y tal vez incluso disturbios civiles. Pero debemos mantener el rumbo y hacer frente a la tiranía, por el bien de Ucrania y el nuestro”.

El aspecto más interesante de este artículo es la advertencia pública del peligro de “disturbios civiles”, no solo en el Sur Global, sino también en la Europa Occidental. Esto es particularmente notable, dado que Europa Occidental no ha sufrido ninguna crisis (pre)revolucionaria desde el período de 1968-76, es decir, hace más de medio siglo. Sin embargo, esto podría cambiar en los próximos meses, ya que nos encontramos en medio de una Gran Depresión, cuyas consecuencias sociales se aceleran dramáticamente, debido a los acontecimientos políticos del pasado reciente (Política de confinamiento bajo el pretexto de la pandemia, guerra comercial global entre los Estados Unidos y China, Ucrania Guerra y política de sanciones). [2]

Ya vimos una ola de huelgas masivas en Gran Bretaña y otros países, [3] pero también se han producido protestas masivas en otros países. El fin de semana pasado, 70.000 personas se manifestaron en Praga, lo cual es notable, tanto por el tamaño relativamente pequeño de la población checa, como por el bajo nivel de lucha de clases en este país en los últimos años. Varios gobiernos europeos ya colapsaron en los últimos meses (por ejemplo, Italia, Reino Unido, Bulgaria) o se enfrentan a una profunda crisis (España, Alemania, Austria, Eslovaquia). En ese contexto, el presidente de Francia, Macron, perdió su mayoría absoluta en las recientes elecciones parlamentarias, con un ascenso masivo de la alianza reformista de izquierda liderada por Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

 

Hay que prepararse para los levantamientos populares

 

La tarea de los socialistas, en Europa y en todo el mundo, es preparar políticamente a la clase trabajadora y su vanguardia para la crisis (pre)revolucionaria que se avecina. Esto significa, que los socialistas tenemos que intervenir en las luchas de masas armados con un programa en defensa de nuestras condiciones de vida. Tales demandas mínimas deberían combinarse con consignas que exijan la expropiación de las empresas energéticas (y otros sectores clave de la economía) sin compensación y bajo el control de los trabajadores.

Los socialistas tienen que explicar, que tal lucha no debe dejarse en manos de los burócratas sindicales o de partidos reformistas, es importante que los trabajadores y oprimidos se organicen en comités de acción para que puedan librar sus combates en defensa de sus intereses bajo su propio control. Es igualmente urgente, que los socialistas enfaticen que tal lucha tiene un carácter no sólo económico sino también politico, por el carácter integral de la crisis social y las demandas que de esta se desprenden. Como así también, por la naturaleza política de los acontecimientos globales con los que se relaciona esta crisis -la Guerra de Ucrania y la rivalidad por el Poder Global- que obligan a los socialistas a combinar la lucha económica con una perspectiva política clara.

Esto significa, como ha elaborado la CCRI en sus documentos, que hay que tomar partido en defensa de Ucrania y a favor de la derrota de la invasión de Putin. Al mismo tiempo, los socialistas deben oponerse, no solo al imperialismo ruso sino también al imperialismo occidental. [4] Esto significa, entre otras cosas, que los socialistas no deben prestar ningún apoyo a las sanciones occidentales (o de cualquier otra Gran Potencia). [5]

La CCRI alerta a la vanguardia obrera que la explosiva crisis social y política planteará, de una u otra forma, la cuestión del poder en los próximos meses, por lo cual, los socialistas no deben dar una respuesta reformista a esta crisis (como pedir nuevas elecciones o un gobierno de “izquierda”, es decir, reformista), ni deben ignorar esta pregunta. Es tarea de los socialistas dar una salida revolucionaria, convocando a la organización y preparación de un levantamiento popular para derrocar a la clase dominante e imponer un gobierno obrero basado en consejos populares y milicias.

Esta es la única forma de acabar con la ofensiva capitalista y de asegurar una vida sin pobreza ni congelamiento, esta es la única forma de apoyar la guerra popular del pueblo ucraniano contra el imperialismo ruso y alentar a los trabajadores y jóvenes rusos a derribar a Putin. ¡régimen! ¡Por todo esto, desde la CCRI convocamos a los revolucionarios de todo el mundo a unirnos en la lucha contra la crisis capitalista y las guerras imperialistas!

 

 

[1] Jens Stoltenberg: La OTAN pagará un precio, pero debemos mantener el rumbo en Ucrania. Deberíamos seguir resistiendo la agresión rusa contra Ucrania y el chantaje energético contra todos nosotros, Financial Times, 2022-09-07,https://www.ft.com/content/d5bbd979-ae7e-4125-abcb-16368be3dcaf. Todas las citas son de esta fuente a menos que se indique lo contrario.

[2] El RCIT ha analizado con mucho detalle la crisis de la economía mundial capitalista. Los documentos más recientes se compilan en una subpágina especial en nuestro sitio web:https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/collection-of-articles-on-great-depression/. Véase, por ejemplo, Véase, por ejemplo, Michael Pröbsting: Economía mundial: es oficial: la recesión ha comenzado, 30 de julio de 2022,https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/world-economy-it-s-official-the-recession- ha-comenzado/; del mismo autor: World Economy: The Second Slump Has Begun, 28 de noviembre de 2021,https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/world-economy-the-second-slump-has-begun/; Economía mundial: ¿Hacia una segunda recesión? 2 de octubre de 2021,https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/world-economy-heading-towards-a-second-slump/ ; consulte el Capítulo I y II en RCIT: Perspectivas mundiales 2021-22: Entrando en una situación global prerrevolucionaria, 22 de agosto de 2021, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/world-perspectives-2021-22/ ; véanse los capítulos I y II de Michael Pröbsting: La contrarrevolución mundial de la COVID-19: qué es y cómo combatirla. Un análisis marxista y una estrategia para la lucha revolucionaria, RCIT Books, abril de 2020, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/the-covid-19-global-counterrevolution/; del mismo autor: Ha comenzado otra gran recesión de la economía mundial capitalista. La crisis económica es un factor importante en el cambio dramático actual en la situación mundial, 19 de octubre de 2019, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/another-great-recession-of-the-capitalist-world-economy -ha comenzado/ .

[3] Aquí está nuestro último artículo sobre las huelgas en Gran Bretaña: Laurence Humphries: Gran Bretaña: Los sindicatos ferroviarios anuncian más acciones de huelga, 22 de julio de 2022,https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/europe/britain-rail-unions- anunciar-más-huelga-acción/

[4] Remitimos a los lectores a una página especial en nuestro sitio web donde se compilan más de 100 documentos RCIT sobre la guerra de Ucrania y el conflicto actual entre la OTAN y Rusia:https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/compilation-of -documentos-sobre-el-conflicto-de-la-otan-rusia/. En particular, nos referimos al Manifiesto RCIT: Guerra de Ucrania: un punto de inflexión de importancia histórica mundial. Los socialistas deben combinar la defensa revolucionaria de Ucrania contra la invasión de Putin con la lucha internacionalista contra el imperialismo ruso, la OTAN y la UE, 1 de marzo de 2022,https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/manifesto-ukraine-war- un-punto-de-inflexión-de-significado-histórico-mundial/

[5] Para nuestra crítica del apoyo a las sanciones imperialistas, véase, por ejemplo , Michael Pröbsting: Guerra de Ucrania: Defensismo revolucionario y defensismo no revolucionario. Una crítica de camaradería a LIT-CI que combina falsamente su defensa de Ucrania con el apoyo a las sanciones imperialistas occidentales contra Rusia, 15 de julio de 2022,https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/ukraine-war-revolutionary-defensism- y-no-revolucionario-defensismo/; Guerra de Ucrania: ¡Apoyar las sanciones occidentales es inadmisible para los socialistas! El apoyo a la resistencia ucraniana debe combinarse con un antiimperialismo consecuente (una crítica de camaradería a la LIT-CI), 1 de junio de 2022,https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/ukraine-war-supporting-western-sanctions-is-impermissible-for-socialists/ ; del mismo autor: ¿Pueden los socialistas apoyar las sanciones imperialistas? La “Cuarta Internacional” en la tradición de Pablo y Mandel apoya las sanciones occidentales contra Rusia, 4 de marzo de 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/can-socialists-support-imperialist-sanctions/ ; Por qué los socialistas no deberían apoyar las sanciones imperialistas o las Naciones Unidas. Una crítica de camaradería de una declaración conjunta de los socialistas rusos y ucranianos, 17 de abril de 2022, https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/europe/why-socialists-should-not-support-imperialist-sanctions-or-un/

 

나토 수장이 유럽에서 “소요 사태”를 경고하다

- 서방 열강과 러시아 제국주의 패권경쟁이 거대한 사회·정치적 위기를 불러왔다

 

미하엘 프뢰브스팅, 혁명적 공산주의인터내셔널 동맹 (RCIT) 국제서기, 2022 9 9, www.thecommunists.net

 

 

 

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서방 열강의 주축 군사동맹인 나토의 사무총장 옌스 스톨텐베르그가 파이낸셜 타임즈에 이목을 호소문을 게재했다. 서방 제국주의 내에서 그의 주도적인 비중과, 앵글로색슨 세계에서 권위를 자랑하는 일급 부르주아 일간지로서의 신문의 비중, 모두가 스톨텐베르그의 기사에 중요성을 부여한다.[1]

기본적으로 기사는 서방의 대러 제재를 지속하고 유럽의 대규모 사회·정치적 위기에 대비하자는 일종의 대민 호소. 스톨텐베르그는 제재 정책에 반대하는 목소리가 인민대중 속에서만이 아니라 지배계급 속에서도 커지는 가운데 계속 나아가자 촉구하고 있다. 러시아를 굴복시킬 것이라고 약속하면서! "나토 동맹국들이 가한 대규모 제재도 러시아 경제에 타격이 되고 있습니다. 동맹국들은 시간이 갈수록 세게 것입니다.”

서방의 제재 전쟁을 정당화하기 위해 지체 높으신 저자가 푸틴의 야만적인 침략을 비난하면서 나토의 개입은 우크라이나 인민을 위한 것이라고 주장하는 것은 놀랄 것도 없는 일이다.

그러나 냉전 전사조차도 "우리는 대가를 치를 "임을 인정하지 않을 없었다. , 인민대중이 부자, 자본가들은 물론 빼고 에너지와 식품 가격 폭등, 겨울 동파, 대량실업으로대가를 치러야 것이라는 것이다.

"우크라이나 전쟁은 중대한 국면으로 접어들고 있습니다. 겨울이 다가오면서 힘든 상황이 것입니다. 자유를 위해 싸우고 있는 우크라이나 국민과 군대도 힘들고, 그들을 지원하는 우리에게도 힘든 상황입니다. 가정과 기업들이 러시아의 잔혹한 침공으로 인한 에너지 가격과 생활비 급등의 파장을 느끼고 있어 우리의 단합과 연대가 심각하게 시험받을 것입니다. 우리는 에너지 차단과 공급망 붕괴 위협, 그리고 어쩌면 소요 사태까지 힘든 6개월에 직면해 있습니다. 그러나 우리는 우크라이나와 우리를 위해 계속 나아가야 하며 폭정에 맞서야 합니다."

기사의 가장 흥미로운 면은 "소요" 위험 남반구뿐만 아니라 서유럽에서도 대한 공개 경고다. 이는 서유럽이 1968-76 이래로, 반세기 이상 어떠한 ()혁명적 위기도 겪은 바가 없다는 점에서 특히 주목할 만하다. 그러나 이것은 오는 안에 바뀔 있는데, 왜냐하면 우리가 대공황의 한복판에 있고, 사회적 파장이 최근의 정치적 사건들 (팬데믹을 빌미로 록다운 봉쇄 정책, · 글로벌 무역전쟁, 우크라이나 전쟁, 제재 정책) 인해 가속화하고 있기 때문이다.[2]

이미 영국을 비롯한 밖의 유럽 나라들에서 대규모 파업 물결이 일었다.[3] 대규모 시위도 일어났다. 지난 주말 프라하에서 70,000명이 시위를 했는데, 이는 체코 인구가 상대적으로 적고 계급투쟁 수위도 동안 낮았다는 점에서 주목할 만한 일이었다. 이미 지난 사이에 몇몇 유럽 정부들이 붕괴했거나 (이탈리아, 영국, 불가리아 ), 깊은 위기를 맞고 있다 (스페인, 독일, 오스트리아, 슬로바키아). 그리고 프랑스 대통령 마크롱은 최근 총선에서 장뤼크 멜랑숑이 이끄는 좌파 개량주의 연합이 크게 부상하면서 절대 다수를 잃었다.

 

민중봉기 준비

유럽의, 그리고 세계의 사회주의자들의 임무는 임박해 있는 ()혁명적 위기에 대비해 노동자계급과 선봉대오를 정치적으로 준비시키는 것이다. 이것은 대중투쟁 속에서 사회주의자들이 생존권 방어를 위한 최소요구를 노동자통제 하에 에너지 기업 ( 밖의 기간 산업) 무상몰수 요구 슬로건과 결합시켜야 한다는 것을 의미한다.

사회주의자들은 그러한 투쟁이 노동조합 관료나 개량주의 관료의 손에 맡겨져서는 된다는 것을 설명해야 한다. 노동자·피억압자가 자신의 통제 하에 자신의 이해를 위한 투쟁을 벌일 있도록 직접행동위원회로 스스로를 조직화하는 것이 중요하다.

못지 않게 중요한 것으로서, 사회주의자들은 그러한 투쟁이 경제적 성격뿐만 아니라 정치적 성격도 가지고 있음을 강조해서 설명해야 한다. 사회적 위기의 포괄적·전면적 성격과 그에 상응하는 요구, 그리고 위기와 연관된 글로벌 사건들 우크라이나 전쟁과 강대국 패권경쟁 정치적 성격 , 모든 때문에 경제적 투쟁을 명확한 정치적 관점과 결합하는 것이 필수불가결하다.

이는 RCIT 동안 줄곧 주창해왔듯이 우크라이나 방어와 푸틴의 침략 패배를 위한 명확한 입장을 취한다는 것을 의미한다. 동시에 사회주의자들은 러시아 제국주의뿐만 아니라 서방 제국주의에도 반대해야 한다.[4] 그리고 무엇보다도 사회주의자들은 서방의 제재 (또는 다른 강대국의 제재) 어떠한 지지도 주어서는 된다.[5]

나아가 RCIT 노동자 선진활동가들에게 폭발적인 사회·정치적 위기가 오는 안에 어떤 형태로든 권력의 문제를 제기할 것이라는 , 환기시키는 바다. 위기에 대한 개량주의적 대답 (선거 실시 요구 또는 "좌파" 정부 [ 개량주의 정부] 슬로건) 제시하거나, 문제를 무시하거나 하는 것은 사회주의자들의 일이 아니다.

자본가 정부를 타도하고 노동자·민중평의회와 민병에 기반한 노동자 정부로 그것을 대체할 민중봉기를 조직하고 준비하라! 이러한 혁명적 해법을 제시하는 것이 우선적으로 사회주의자들이 해야 일이다.

이것이 자본주의 체제를 분쇄하고 빈곤과 실업·해고 없는 삶을 확보할 있는 하나의 길이다. 이것이 러시아 제국주의에 대항하여 우크라이나 인민의 인민전쟁을 지지하고, 러시아의 노동자·청년들이 푸틴 정권을 무너뜨리도록 고무하는 하나의 길이다!

RCIT 세계의 혁명가들에게 자본주의 위기와 제국주의 전쟁에 대항하는 투쟁에서 힘을 합칠 것을 호소한다.

 

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[1] Jens Stoltenberg: Nato will pay a price but we must stay the course on Ukraine. We should continue to stand up to Russian aggression against Ukraine and energy blackmail against us all, Financial Times, 2022-09-07, https://www.ft.com/content/d5bbd979-ae7e-4125-abcb-16368be3dcaf. 다른 언급이 없는 인용문은 모두 자료에서 인용한 것이다.

[2] RCIT 자본주의 세계경제 위기에 대해 상세하게 분석해왔다. 가장 최근의 문서들이 우리 웹사이트 특별 하위 페이지에 정리되어 있다. https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/collection-of-articles-on-great-depression/. 특히 다음을 보라. 미하엘 프뢰브스팅, <세계경제: 대공황과 경기침체

- 자본가들도 이제 공식 인정하나?> https://blog.wrpkorea.org/2022/08/blog-post_5.html; 같은 저자, <세계경제: 2침체가 시작됐다 - 최신 경제지표들이 맑스주의자들의 대공황 분석을 확인해준다> https://blog.wrpkorea.org/2022/05/2.html/